‘The Kargil Girl' First Look: Janhvi Kapoor spell magic as pilot Gunjan Saxena


The first look of Janhvi Kapoor as pilot Gunjan Saxena in the upcoming film, Gunjan Saxena-The Kargil Girl was shared today. The ‘Dhadak’ actress sports the uniform of a pilot and is being clapped by all the male pilots as she walked along.  

While sharing the heart-warming look, Karan Johar tweted, “She was told ladkiyan pilot nahin banti, but she stood her ground & wanted to fly! Gunjan Saxena - #TheKargilGirl releasing on 13th March, 2020. @apoorvamehta18 @shariqpatel #Janhvi @TripathiiPankaj @Imangadbedi @ItsVineetSingh #ManavVij @sharansharma @DharmaMovies @ZeeStudios_”

In another picture shared by Karan Johar, Janhvi is wearing a colourful sweater and holding a paper airplane. Her hair was freely blowing in the wind and she donned a satisfactory smile on her face. 

Directed by Sharan Sharma, Gunjan Saxena The Kargil Girl also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Vineet Kumar Singh and Angad Bedi in the important roles. While Pankaj plays Janhvi’s onscreen father, Angad enacts the role of her brother. 

In yet another poster shared online, Janhvi is seen hugging her onscreen father Pankaj Tripathi. It has the tagline ‘meri beti ki udaan koi nahi rok sakta (No one can stop my daughter from flying high). 

To step into the role of a fighter pilot and first female Shaurya Chakra recipient, Janhvi Kapoor has gained 6kg. Janhvi’s trainer Namrata Purohit said, “She is working out six days a week, for two to three hours daily. For the first two days, she does EMS [Electrical Muscle Stimulation] - for 25 minutes, and the remaining four days are dedicated to pilates. She has a back injury because of which her training has to be monitored. Janhvi has a sweet tooth. So, my mother makes these healthy laddoos with jaggery and nuts. Ideally, she is allowed one a day, but she gulps down three of them.”

Speaking about the film, Pankaj had earlier told IANS: “I liked the character very much. I am having a lot of fun while shooting for the film. Janhvi is a very sincere actress. She respects me a lot and I too respect her for the sincerity and commitment towards her work. Sharan is a very talented director and is well versed with his craft. It’s an opportunity to work under Dharma Productions.”

Gunjan Saxena-The Kargil Girl is set to release on March 13, 2020.

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